Course Topics

Open Classes courses are electives offered in the Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Archives and Records Administration programs at the San José State University School of Information. Most of the electives offered in the master's degree programs are available through the Open Classes program on a space available basis. Courses are offered during the fall, spring, and summer sessions. Course selection and faculty vary each session.

Students interested in signing up for the spring 2016 session can choose from a diverse array of course topics, such as the hyperlinked library, STEM in libraries, digital humanities, information ethics, digital copyright, information visualization, institutional repositories and services, controversial literature and learning design for new literacies.

For a complete list of courses offered during the spring 2016 session, please see: Spring 2016 Course List

Summer 2016 class topics include: embedded librarians, cybersecurity, MySQL, Encoded Archival Description, film and media, community partnerships, graphic novels and digital libraries. The window to request classes for summer 2016 Open Classes will be Mon. May 2 through May 16th. A courses list for summer Open Classes is available.

Most of the 60+ electives offered in the MLIS and MARA graduate programs are available through the i.School Open Classes program.